Though domestic tourism is doing well outside Taiwan’s major cities, a lack of clarity on border reopening has left businesses dependent on the international market in limbo. For the past two-and-a-half years, Taiwan’s travel industry has grappled with an uncomfortable truth: Its reliance on international visitors has become a liability amid broad public support for…

Three artists depict, through paintings, photographs, and exhibitions, the lives of miners and residents of the now popular tourist destination Jiufen. Jiufen, a winding hillside tourist destination on Taiwan’s northwestern coast, is frequently featured in travel magazines due to its distinctive architecture and breathtaking mountain and sea views. But beyond the postcards, past the tables…

With an intriguing history and rich culture, Taipei’s Roosevelt Road hosts many more interesting attractions than first meet the eye.  This story begins in a bookstore. The sky is overcast, but a soft glow from the overhead lights inside SMC Publishing (南天書局), a Taiwan-focused academic bookshop in Taipei’s university district of Gongguan, creates a comfortable…

How best to stand up to the authoritarian bully next door? For many young Taiwanese, the answer seems to be humor. Political satire, including spoof news YouTube channel EyeCTV, is rapidly gaining traction online. Their preferred targets: China and Taiwan’s uncertain international status. “Reporting from the Free Taiwan Area on the red bandits’ policies affecting…